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Zero (I'm reading Slashdot through a terminal)
  764 votes / 2%
  14268 votes / 46%
  6045 votes / 19%
  2769 votes / 9%
  1460 votes / 4%
More than 20
  4909 votes / 15%
My browser doesn't have "tabs."
  488 votes / 1%
30703 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • by perlmangle (49439) <e^> on Saturday May 11, 2013 @12:28AM (#43692539) Homepage Journal
    How many browsers?
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by dltaylor (7510)

      Seamonkey as myself, very locked down (even /. is not NoScript whitelisted)

      Firefox as myself, but very locked down, only having some NoScript whitelist entries

      Firefox as a very unprivileged user, but that user has Flash for itself, only

      Firefox as another unprivileged user, but with video codecs, 'cause "just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you"

      Every instance is also running other ad/tracker/script/... blockers

      • by war4peace (1628283) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @03:31PM (#43696807)

        There are wary people, and then there are paranoid people, and then there's you :)

        • by dltaylor (7510)

          How many of the others have NEVER had a virus/trojan/... on any OS or version including Windows 3.11 and 98SE (plus AmigaDOS, OSX, Linux (since '96), SunOS, Solaris, and Windows 2000), while still fetching Windows game updates from the 'net and buying online?

          • "unprivileged" wont stop you from getting infected.

          • Being proud that Win 3.11 stayed infection-free 20 years ago doesn't impress me :)

            YOu have to balance risk versus risk mitigation effort. Striking the balance is key to sanity. An extreme absolute would be disconnecting from Internet and accessing localost only, and you're VERY close to that.

            I don't take any special precautionary measures and my last virus infection was 8 years ago, I think, and that was because of me, I disabled the antivirus to overwrite its alarms while installing a crack for a game I re

          • by reboot246 (623534)
            I've never had a wee beastie of any sort. I eat viruses for lunch and laugh at trojans, worms, and ads.

            That record goes back to the days of the 300 baud modem. Just be careful out there!
          • So you've never had a virus you've detected. Good on you.

          • by Endo13 (1000782)

            The only time I have ever had one of my PCs infected was when I intentionally got my isolated test machine infected. Yes, I use Windows 7, and I haven't used an antivirus in years. Every so often (3-6 months) I'll update Malwarebytes and run a scan, but it never finds anything. My firewall also doesn't show any unauthorized activity. Of course, I also use Firefox and Chrome almost exclusively for browsing, and I'm very careful what sites I go to, and what I download. A little knowledge and smart browsing is

    • by Dins (2538550)
      2: Chrome & Waterfox
    • by Creepy (93888)

      yeah - my first question was "in which browser?"

      I have IE, Firefox, and Chrome up right now, and all have at least one tab open. IE I think was due to an update; Chrome is my default browser, but I use Firefox sometimes.

  • Only 20? (Score:5, Funny)

    by White Flame (1074973) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @12:33AM (#43692555)

    Real answer: More than 100. Screw bookmarks.

    • Re:Only 20? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by froggymana (1896008) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @02:05AM (#43692911)

      100 is more than 20.

    • Only 100? I'm afraid to count how many I have open at the moment. . . .
      • Assuming you are serious, can you explain the advantage of more than say 30 tabs (about my maximum, I find 10 to 20 to be more ideal)?

        It seems to me that when you get into the 3-digit range, just finding the exact tab you are looking for gets to be time consuming (defeating the purpose).

        Also, RAM usage goes up with each tab. I've seen half a gig of RAM used in Opera, and AVG pops up a little "heh you are using a lot of RAM in Opera" prompt at around the quarter gig mark. Are you not using your machin

        • Some of us have a. a sufficient amount of RAM, b. a stable OS (not MS Windows), and c. apparently a browser that is quite stable, despite reports from various people of it not being so..., for me it's Firefox.
          You can also use windows to sort your tabs. So, all the tabs related to project or issue A are in one window, and B in another window. That makes it easier to find specific tabs. (And, Firefox also has a group tabs thingy, which might be useful.)

        • Mostly it's about dividing up your task load across multiple windows. Each window is dedicated to a specific task (such as searching for an answer to a particular question of the moment). When you organize things this way, you're only looking for one tab out of maybe a dozen.

          I typically have about 2-6 windows open, each with 3-12 tabs in each.
          • I can not see/figure out this in Opera. According to some the functionality is there.

            I searched and found at least 3 add-ons to do this in Opera. Noticed that the most popular only had 100,000 downloads. Doesn't sound very well supported at this time.

            • by chromas (1085949)
              Control-N or Menu —> Tabs and Windows —> New Window.
            • No add on required.

              Right click link. Then choose among the five ways to open that link.

              • "Open" = reuse the current tab
              • "Open in new tab" = open in a new tab and bring it to the front
              • "Open in background tab" = open in a new tab, but keep reading the current one
              • "Open in new window" = open in a new window and bring it to the front
              • "Open in background" window" = open in a new window but keep reading the current one

              These might be affected by your settings

              There are also other shortcuts like "shift + control + left

  • Missing options (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Z00L00K (682162) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @12:34AM (#43692559) Homepage

    I don't like tabs, I run multiple windows.

  • by bidule (173941) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @01:17AM (#43692777) Homepage

    If I was doing something useful, I'd easily reach 20 tabs. But I only read /. while idle.

    • by skine (1524819)

      If I was doing something useful, I'd easily reach 20 tabs. But I only read /. while idle.

      Where "something useful" defined as "looking for porn."

  • seeing people do that is one thing that makes my eye twitch, dunno why, really should not care, never say anything but yea following links from a home page to 20 pages deep to find something, tab tab tab tab tab

    dam it 404-ed and firefox is eating 2 gigs of ram (bitch how bad firefox is) , close close close close close

    theres a freaking back button come on (twitch) its not like you did some complicated search to get that far!

    • by geirlk (171706) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @07:49AM (#43693961)

      I tried a 64bit build of Firefox, that helped.

      By "help", I meant help Firefox eat 12 gigs of mem.

  • Not answering. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by chebucto (992517) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @04:02AM (#43693339) Homepage

    I'm boycotting these ridiculous polls.

    Where are the cowboyneal options?

    Say, 'One tab for every heart CowboyNeal has broken'

    That's just an idea. In the end, it is up to the editors. But by gawd, CowboyNeal options used to bring a little light into my day and helped, maybe just a little, to bring together this diffuse group of sysadmins and other assorted computer folk.

  • >20 if you consider windows to be "tabs"

  • If I am working on a project the tabs open can grow quite a bit as I keep helpful tabs open for reference. Outside of that, it is generally five or less, often one will be the weather/radar.

  • I am on a browser. My browser has tabs. "Always show the tab bar" is unchecked. Slashdot is the only thing loaded. So: No tabs are open.

  • ELinks, for instance, supports tabs.

  • Right now, only one, but only because I'm giving /. one more read before I go and I've already closed all my other tabs. I'm usually in the 10-20 tab range, often split between two browsers.

  • 6 tabs AND I'm reading /. on a terminal.

    w3m browser, and BTW this post was written with nvi.

  • I've got 62 tabs open in this window of /. posts, with links followed down the rabit hole as I see something interesting. (I was totally surprised, I thought there were maybe 15 tabs open in this window).
    Then I counted my windows and realized that I've got 16 windows open on cet instance of iceweasel running on a different workspace (NE), and that I've got another instance of iceweasel running with different cookie and noscript settings which has
    -- 4 windows open
    ---- (a) has 8 tabs
    ---- (b) has 4 tabs
  • What size/resolution is your monitor.
    Does running windows make you feel all dirty.
    Are you running encrypted filesystems
    When was the last time you re-installed your OS
    If your phone company or phone manufacturer or google can do just about anything on your phone....should you use it to log in anywhere? Is ssh on a phone a joke?
    When was the last time you heard of a "computer club" or users group? Are they dead?
    Whats in your "the zombies are coming" and the shit has hit the fan bag? How many firearms do y

  • by antdude (79039)

    Currently 120 tabs in one Mozilla's SeaMonkey v2.17.1 web browser window. ;)

    I have to be careful with too many tabs or else my web browser would get too slow, bloated, etc. with its crazy memory leaks (1,184,028 KB RAM + 1,241,136 KB VM) in my updated, Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine.

  • Pretty much the norm for me for a very long time. At least my browsers don't crash as much as they used to and I no longer run out of RAM.

  • 1800 in firefox with noscript, 6-7 or so in Chrome, i really should close down but i just tend to open up a few articles i "intend" to read and then usually they get buried before i get to it.
  • 4 at the moment.

    2 eBay tabs
    1 for Slashdot
    1 for the Guild Wars 2 forums.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955


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